Monday, November 21, 2005

Who keeps down the electric car/Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?

NaturalBlog had been waiting patiently for years for the answer to the question "What ever happened to Steve Guttenberg?" The waiting finally ended last night, courtesy of the NBC made-for-TV remake of the "Poseidon Adventure."

But maybe the waiting was the best part, because this is a case where imagination far outpaced reality. Gone are my romantic visions of Guttenberg enrolling in the Detroit Police Department, determined to bring his portrayal of Cadet then Ofc. then Sgt. Carey Mahoney in the Policy Academy movies to real life. Or my determined desire that he'd opened a day care center.

Alas, he's still an actor, or some approximation thereof. Is it ironic or merely coincidence that Poseiden -- the story of a sinking ship -- may be the most appropriate metaphor for Guttenberg's career.

Where to from here, another Police Academy? Nah, no one would be that dumb.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Kevin said...

There is also a new Superman movie coming out, as you may know if you went to see the new Harry Potter movie. Superman Returns (in its own ironic twist) stars an actor in his first movie role. The movie is being directed by Bryan Singer of X-Men and Usual Suspects. But he's been called to help out in another movie while directing his own. Check out the cross-pollinization of blockbuster directors.

http://www.bluetights.net/journal.php?id=7

November 21, 2005  
Anonymous Rip Tide said...

B-T-Dubs....Steve Guttenberg is the "honorary" mayor of Pacific Palisades CA

November 25, 2005  
Anonymous Yer sister said...

Ol' Guttenberg is also on a show I adore, Veronica Mars. Not only is it on UPN, but it also can be described as "A teenage girl detective drama," so it has a lot of strikes against it. But I recommend it if you get UPN (Wednesdays nights, 9:00. After Top Model if you want to make a night of it, like I do). Anyway. Guttenberg plays the mayor of the town, but not Mayor in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer sort of way. Also, he looks old and puffy.

November 25, 2005  

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